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Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger Split

Are You and Your Partner Politically Compatible or Political Opposites?

The poster couple for a successful bipartisan relationship, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, has come to an end. Maria was born into the Democratic Kennedy clan before marrying bodybuilder-turned-actor and eventual Republican governor of California Arnold in 1986, and they seemed to know how to make their differing opinions work. But this sort of politically incompatible pairing is unusual, according to a recent study that finds couples marry within their political party. Since the study relies on data collected in the 1980s, I'm not sure how accurate these results are today. It's possible people are more open-minded with their partner's politics than in the past.

But I want to know, are you and your significant other both red, both blue, or a combo couple?

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snarkypants snarkypants 4 years
we tend not to talk about politics. the main reason is because he's so busy with work/school, that he doesn't really follow current events, whereas i'm a news junkie. also, he HATES politics. he hates that most people make their decisions based on party lines, so he tends to stay out of the political stuff unless there's an election coming up, or i tell him something is important. :ROTFL:i come from a very liberal family. he comes from a very conservative family, but luckily, he's a good moderate. fiscally conservative, but liberal on social issues.
snarkypants snarkypants 4 years
we tend not to talk about politics. the main reason is because he's so busy with work/school, that he doesn't really follow current events, whereas i'm a news junkie. also, he HATES politics. he hates that most people make their decisions based on party lines, so he tends to stay out of the political stuff unless there's an election coming up, or i tell him something is important. :ROTFL: i come from a very liberal family. he comes from a very conservative family, but luckily, he's a good moderate. fiscally conservative, but liberal on social issues.
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 4 years
Sounds like a keeper, kurniakasih!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 4 years
I'm more to the left, and my hub is much more to the right :p But on some issues we agree (women's rights mostly).
juicebox07 juicebox07 4 years
We are political opposites.
juicebox07 juicebox07 4 years
We are political opposites.
amber512 amber512 4 years
We agree on a lot of things, but disagree on others.
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 4 years
That's funny, sabs! My boyfriend can't vote in the US, but he really enjoys helping me fill out my absentee ballot. Then we get to find out exactly how much we agree, even on ultra-specific and endless San Francisco ballot measures. We generally agree.
sabs sabs 4 years
We see eye-to-eye on issues that are important to both of us (I don't know if it would work otherwise), but for most everything else we're opposites. We always vote absentee and take a night out to fill out our ballots together. We debate and then usually fill in opposite bubbles. I call it "nullify the vote" night.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
It's evolved. We used to have the same political outlook on most things, but we've started to differ over the years slightly, due to various circumstances in our lives during the economic downturn.
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